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Blood Thinning Effects Of Alcohol
Aspirin: Aspirin works by 'poisoning' platelets. Once all the platelets have been affected by the Aspirin , if you stop there will daily be more platelets entering circulation that are not 'poisoned'. This is why Aspirin is given daily. One whole aspirin(325mg) a day generally will ensure that all the platelets are hit. The 81mg/day dose is effective for about 80% of people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more
It's negligible: Alcohol interferes just a bit with platelet function but it's minor. If you haven't done grisly damage to your liver, your clotting factors will function normally. Wishing you the best -- hoping you can deal with the terrible challenges facing you. Be strong, have faith in the power of goodness, and work hard to recover and find real happiness. ...Read more
Ventolin/blood sugar: Typically albuterol should not have any bearings in the blood sugar. It has been noted with large doses of IV albuterol can aggravate preexisting DM and acidosis. More commonly steroids wether systemic or inhaled has a more consistent effect on blood sugar. Need to have testing for possible underlying diabetes. ...Read more
Also called minoxil: Loniten (minoxidil) also known as Minoxidil has multiple side effects. Usually its used for pts failing max therapy with other meds. Swelling of legs, feeeling dizzy, reflexive fast heart rates, hairgrowth, pericardial effusion, just to name a few. Pts shoul be on a water pill and a beta blocker to avoid some of these effects. ...Read more
Does, masturbation cause oxidation of cones/rods and hence leads to retinal thinning or other adverse effects?
No: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It is not harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause acne or hair loss, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or damage vision. ...Read more
Why does intake of anticogulants and decrease in platelet count causes the rupture of blood vessels?
What RU using?: What do you use for anti-coagulation? Heparin? There is a condition called hit: Heparin induced low platelet count that can induce blood clot formation a severe condition. If using coumadin, (warfarin) prodaxa u may be overdosed. Highly suggest seing asap a hematologist! why are you anticoagulated in the first place at age 40? Had dvt, pe? ...Read more
What are the medical effects of smoking moderate amounts of marijuana while taking bystolic (nebivolol)?
Several: Hi. The principle effects of hyperglycemia are dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities. Ketoacidosis is NOT an attendant phenomenon unless a sufficient degree of insulin deficiency is present. Hyperglycemia does not beget ketoacodosis - a sufficient degree of insulin deficiency does. If high enough or comorbid illnesses are present, hospitalization may be necessary; usually not, however. ...Read more
Alcohol intoxication: Signs and symptoms of acute ethanol intoxication vary with severity and can include slurred speech, nystagmus, disinhibited behavior, incoordination, unsteady gait, memory impairment, stupor, or coma. Acute alcohol intoxication can also induce multiple metabolic derangements including hypoglycemia, lactic acidosis, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, hypocalcemia, and hypophosphatemia. ...Read more
Can taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) affect the results of your blood alcohol content breathalyzer test.?
Possible multiple: Mavik (trandolapril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, or " ACE". This is a very commonly used class of blood pressure lowering medication. Any blood pressure medication, if too strong, can make you feel weak or light headed, if the reduction in BP is too great. A side effect specific to ACE inhibitors is chronic cough. ...Read more
Many, but...: Every medicine has its own personality, so to speak. So, it is important to take each medicine separately. It is important to weigh the benefit of treating hypertension vs the risk of every medicine. Also, remember that side effects of a medicine vary from a patient to another. Therefore, you need to go over your brochures of medicines and take your concerns to your doctor for face to face answers. ...Read more
Alcohol and muscles: Alcohol consumption impacts on growth hormone, testosterone production, and recovery. Therefore it impacts on and reduces the impsct of muscle building. This article answers your question in more detail: http://www.Askmen.Com/sports/bodybuilding_200/218_fitness_tip.Html. ...Read more
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